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The 5th Wave Review


Today, I'm reviewing The 5th Wave, produced by Tobey Maguire and directed by J Blakeson. It stars Chloe Moretz, Nick Robinson, Liev Schreiber, and Ron Livingston. The 5th wave is a book adaptation that is the first of a three part series similar to other book to movie films like Divergent, The Hunger Games and The Twilight series. We start out with Cassie Sullivan (Chloe Moretz) living her life in a small Ohio town with her mother, brother, and father (played by Ron Livingston). When a alien space ship appears from the sky, things start to turn for the worst. Earth is hit with a series of catastrophic events known as Waves which kills off a majority of Earth's population. Now as earth is in pre-apocalyptic time, the aliens now take control of the world. When Cassie's brother is taken away by soldiers heading to a refugee camp 100 miles away, Cassie realizes something doesn't seem right with the soldiers and goes on a journey to find her brother before she loses him for good by the alien annihilation of the 5th wave. Now when I saw the trailer to this film, I felt like it was a film I'd wait on and it didn't feel like a movie I'd get into. So I decided to give it a shot and to be honest, I actually thought it was good. It's well acted and I liked the dark filter cinematography look to the film. The story is interesting and this has so many twists that I didn't see coming which I enjoyed a lot. I have a couple of cons. I didn't like that we didn't see the aliens. The aliens are another breed of humans that look exactly like us but they're parasites that need a human host to live. They don't elaborate who or what is invading the world. I felt that was just too standard. I also wish we could have elaborated more on the previous 4 waves instead of showing us really fast and then moving on towards the 5th wave but for what it did, it was still doable. I got into the story and I'm really interested in seeing what the next 2 films will do since it's a three part series of books. I'm not much of a reader myself, so I'm sure it will work in my favor of not knowing what lies ahead. Anyways I'm gonna give this film a 8/10 . Worth checking out on Redbox or elsewhere.


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